2022 ACI Spring Conference

June 1-2, 2022 (Virtual)


We are excited to share with you our virtual program, filled with relevant topics in higher education and exceptional speakers eager to share their insights. We are featuring four unique tracks, each offering multiple 45-minute sessions.

This opportunity is exclusively for staff of member colleges and universities, as well as other ACI affiliates.

Questions? Please contact Daisy Gomez, ACI director, events and scholarships at or 312-263-2391, ext. 0.

Advancement Track – Wednesday, June 1

9 a.m. How to Schedule and Execute Successful Virtual and Hybrid Meetings with Donors
Speakers: Kayla Newton, Evolve Giving Group
Erika Moczulewski, Evolve Giving Group

10 a.m. Proven Tips to Engage Young Alumni
Speakers: Teri Tomaszkiewicz, Aurora University
Ashley Hacker, Aurora University

11 a.m.  Donor Bliss: Rational Handles for an Emotional Decision
Roundtable Facilitator: Rick Harig, Legacy Resources

Finance Track – Wednesday, June 1

1 p.m. Maximize Your Donor’s Gifts and School’s Assets
Speaker: Robert Dow, Graystone Consulting

2 p.m. The Future of Higher Education: Trends and Best Practices Leadership and Finance Should be Considering
Speakers: Rebecca Jacklin, PNC Institutional Asset Management
Kimberlene Matthews, PNC Institutional Asset Management

3 p.m. Endowment Concerns in Volatile Markets
Speakers: Robert DiMeo, Fiducient Advisors
Devon Francis, Fiducient Advisors
Guadalupe Gomez, Fiducient Advisors

Public Relations and Marketing Track – Thursday, June 2

9 a.m. It’s Time to Get on TikTok and Reels: Why and How 
Speaker: Kirby Stockwell

10 a.m. Crisis Communications: Smart Strategies for Tough Times
Speaker: Holly Bartecki, Jasculca Terman Strategic Communication

11 a.m. Private Liberal Arts and Sciences Communication: Open Discussion 
Roundtable Facilitator: John Brooks, Associated Colleges of Illinois

Student Engagement Track – Thursday, June 2

1 p.m. Developing Non-Employment Based Opportunities for Undocumented Students
Speaker: Jaqueline Neri Arias, Dominican University
Maria Gutierrez, Dominican University

2 p.m. The EXIT Strategy: Helping Students Prepare for Life After College
Speaker: Brent Reeves, McKendree University

3 p.m. Mental Health Well-being Tips for Students and Ourselves
Roundtable Facilitators: Yemilei Schroeder, North Central College
Mallie Hall, North Central College


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